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Is 1647 mhz a good overclock for my i& 2600k?

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February 13, 2012 6:07:31 AM


Hi,

I just installed my new ASUS Maximus IV Gene-z Gen3 with the i7 2600k, corsair H70 cooling and 16 GB of Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B with one EVGA 560 Ti

I am new to overclocking but have read and research a lot about it. I used the ASUS software to do an "extreme overclock".

I am getting the following readings, which I admit, I really don't understand at this point:

Basically the CPU is 1647.6 MHz (103 X16) on all cores; the GPU is 8500 GHz.

I just want to know how to calculate this to see what my CPU is actually running at...3.2, 3.3...4.0, 4.2..+++ ???

I am unclear about how to interpret these numbers. These are number when my rig is running at idle.

Thanks a ton to anyone/everyone who can chime in here and help me out a bit.

Thanks!

Paul N
February 13, 2012 6:13:08 AM

1647.6 MHz is your CPU's speed at idle. To see how much you've overclocked it, run a stress-testing program like Prime95 and see what speed it shows while stress testing.
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February 13, 2012 6:19:07 AM

pckitty4427 said:
1647.6 MHz is your CPU's speed at idle. To see how much you've overclocked it, run a stress-testing program like Prime95 and see what speed it shows while stress testing.


Hi ockitty4427,

Thanks so much for your quxk reply. Okay, I will do that, but also, 1647 traslates to what in Ghz? Would that be 1.647 X4? Or, how is that determined? ..So I can know what it's running at in terms of GHz?

Thanks very much! I really appreciate your help!

Hope to hear back from you ASAP.

Regards,

Paul N
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February 13, 2012 6:28:10 AM

If you divide MHz by 1000 you'll have GHz so 1647.6 MHz = 1.6476 GHz. :) 
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February 13, 2012 6:33:41 AM

Okay, 1.64 GHz times (X) 3 ? or 4? (I know I sound stupid, but really, I am not a numbers guy. I understand that there are 4 cores?..? You're not saying that my processor is currently running at 1.64 GHz I hOPE..LOL...

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Thanks!
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February 13, 2012 6:36:08 AM

Actually your processor is running at only 1.64 GHz - which is normal.

When it's under load, it will speed up to 4.5 GHz or something like that.
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February 13, 2012 6:38:38 AM


Ahhh, okay. I see. Hey thanks a lot pckitty4427.

I'll run that Prime 95 and see what that shows.

Take care. The best to you!

Paul N :D 
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